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Old 27th August 2013, 01:22 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

slowly fixing my apogee's buzz. I just opened them with the help of john65b(thanks a lot!) and right now I need tips/recommendation on how to clean them safely to get rid of the molds as shown below:

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Old 28th August 2013, 03:54 PM   #2
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Kris, is the mold on the laminate film or on the foil side of things?

Reason I ask is that if the latter may have ate into the foil. A mild detergent bleach solution would work but more difficult is to remove any and all residue so it doesn't remain reactive for the long haul.
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Old 29th August 2013, 12:03 AM   #3
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Looks like you have intergranular corrosion going on there.
Not much you can do other than spray it with some Aluminum- prep and wash and /or Alodine or just not use any Alodine.
It would ruin the looks overall but then it doesn't look any worse now...
Looks like the Cat doesn't appreciate planar woofers!
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Old 29th August 2013, 11:58 AM   #4
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A cotton swab with Denatured Alcohol? I don't think you want to use Acetone as it may loosen the bond of the aluminum to Kapton...
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